Kris Jenner is speaking out about the death of her best friend Nicole Brown Simpson on the LMN documentary The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story. Jenner claims that Nicole had actually predicted her own death at the hands of O.J. Simpson and even predicted the murder trial outcome while she was still alive. Nicole allegedly said, “He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.” Kris says that the startling statements came before Nicole Brown Simpson was found murdered alongside friend Ron Goldman and that leading up to her death, Nicole had feared O.J. Simpson. Reflecting on the murder, Jenner says she “will always feel guilty” about not taking the threats expressed by Nicole more seriously.
The Daily Mail reports that Kris Jenner is still haunted by Nicole Brown Simpson’s death. Jenner, who was close with both O.J. Simpson and Nicole, says that she didn’t take statements made by Nicole prior to her death serious enough. Instead, Jenner says she didn’t realize the extent of the problems that Nicole was facing with O.J. Now, 20 years later, Kris says she just wishes she would have asked more questions and offered Nicole someone to talk to about the problems.
“I will always feel guilty that I didn’t pay more attention and didn’t speak up when I thought anything was wrong or asked her more, ‘Do you want to talk about it?'”
Kris Jenner recalled a very specific and startling statement made by Nicole before she was found murdered in her home. Jenner says that Nicole began to express to her friends her feeling that O.J. Simpson would end up murdering her and getting away with it. In fact, Jenner says that as things got progressively worse, Nicole said that she knew he was going to kill her.
“The one thing she would tell all of us by the time, you know, it got to that level was, ‘He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.'”
Kris says that when she first heard about Nicole’s murder she immediately “knew” that O.J. had something to do with her death.
“I instinctively knew that in some way O.J. had something to do with her death.”
According to ABC News, Jenner was especially strained during the 1995 murder trial as she had to sit by as her ex-husband Robert Kardashian acted as a defense lawyer for the man she had claimed to “know” had something to do with her friend’s death. Kris said that the pair shared such different opinions about the trial that they never discussed it. She claims the two only discussed the children they shared and never the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
However, Kris Jenner says she knew her ex-husband well and that when the “not guilty” verdict was read in trial, she saw the shock on her former husband’s face and knew he was just as surprised about the verdict as she was. In fact, following the murder trial, O.J. Simpson’s relationship with Robert Kardashian ended with Kardashian refusing to speak with his former best friend even as he lay dying from cancer. Kris says O.J. called during Robert’s final days, but his former friend and defense lawyer refused to take the call and Kardashian went to his death without mending the relationship with Simpson.
Though O.J. Simpson was found “not guilty” in the 1995 murder trial, he was later found liable for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in civil court. Simpson is now serving time in prison for a holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers in which he attempted to steal back items that once belonged to him. He is now serving nine to 33 years for the armed robbery and kidnapping charges.
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